Is Forstavir-3 for HIV cause for high lactate?
Oct 1, 2013
when i found hiv positive my CD4 is 96 and after using 4 years of Forstavir-3 now viral load is 475 and CD4=540. My age is 60/F. In recent blood test result lactate is 22. Is forstavir-3 increasing lactate in blood? Please suggest. Is Vitamin b12, b1 and iron rich foods help in decreasing the lactate levels?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Testing for lactic acid levels isn't trivial as the sample needs to be handled carefully and processed quickly. Normal levels are between 4.5 to 19.8 mg/dL. If these are the units of your test, 22 is a little high. Vitamin supplements don't treat elevated lactate.
I think that the key question is why was lactate levels tested in the first place. Are you having any unusual symptoms?
Seems that a conversation with your care provider about the significance of the lactic acid level and what to do about your viral load finding are reasonable next steps.
Be well, BY
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